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  • proper noun A taxonomic unranked taxon within the infraorder Muscomorphaflies that emerge from a puparium through a distinctively configured opening.


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  • Frontal lunule: Diptera; an oval or crescentic space above the base of antennae in Cyclorrhapha, bounded by the frontal suture.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

  • [11] The presence of this sub-circular lid characterises Brauer's suborder Cyclorrhapha.

    The Life-Story of Insects 1902

  • [8] Known as the Orthorrhapha and the Cyclorrhapha; these terms are derived from the manner in which the larval or pupal cuticle splits, as will be explained in the next chapter (p. 88).

    The Life-Story of Insects 1902


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